gaja

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See also: Gaja and gāja

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Transliteration of Sanskrit गज (gaja, elephant; gaja).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gaja (plural gajas)

  1. (Hinduism) The sacred name for the elephant
  2. (chaturanga) A chaturanga piece ancestral to the medieval fil and modern bishop; literally, elephant
    1. (chess) A fairy piece based on the gaja as used in chaturanga
    Synonyms: elephant, hastin
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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English gay, French gai, Italian gaio. Doublet of geja.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡaja]
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  • Rhymes: -aja
  • Hyphenation: ga‧ja

Adjective[edit]

gaja (accusative singular gajan, plural gajaj, accusative plural gajajn)

  1. gay, merry, glad
    Antonym: malgaja

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Ido: gaya

Ledo Kaili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay gajah, ultimately from Sanskrit गज (gaja).

Noun[edit]

gaja

  1. elephant

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Sanskrit गज (gaja). Cognate with Prakrit 𑀕𑀚 (gaja), 𑀕𑀬 (gaya).

Noun[edit]

gaja m

  1. elephant
    Synonyms: karin, hatthin, nāga, mātaṅga

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Pali Text Society (1921-1925), “gaja”, in Pali-English Dictionary‎, London: Chipstead, page 240
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “gaja”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press, page 211

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

gaja f (plural gajas)

  1. female equivalent of gajo
  2. (informal, sometimes derogatory, chiefly Portugal) girl
    • 2015, dB + PZ (lyrics and music), “Tu és a minha gaja”:
      Tu és a minha gaja / És a minha gaja / Sem nenhuma sombra de dúvida que haja
      You're my girl / You're my girl / Without any shadow of a doubt there is